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Beauty Test Drive: Moroccan Argan Oil Body Lotion

BTD: BB Cream
Jane Iredale's BB cream made believers out of us. Read More »
BTD: Spa Sonic
We try the Spa Sonic system! Read More »
BTD: Lip Butter
These Revlon lip butters look fab on Winona's sweet lips. Read More »
BTD: Dermalogica Skincare
Spendy? Yes. Worth it? Totally. Read More »

My history of drugstore impulse purchases has definitely been hit and miss. I have approximately $500 worth of greasy hair potions stashed in my bathroom cabinet that is proof of the “miss” part, but sometimes my tendency to wander the aisles of Walgreens late at night and buy whatever random beauty product catches my eye pays off. Exhibit A: this Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Body Lotion… Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Dermalogica Skincare

BTD: Revlon Lip Butters
Revlon's new lip balms are smooth as butter! Read More »

I have experienced a few transformations in my life that have been so dramatic I wish I had taken before and after pictures. One of those times was when I went to Super Cuts for a trim and the stylist gave me a pixie cut with a rat tail. Another was when I bought my first professionally fitted bra. And the third was when I started using Dermalogica skincare.

It all started one day when my friend Katie and I went out for drinks. She was telling a story when I realized that even under the harsh fluorescent lights of the bar her face looked dewy and flawless. “Oh my god,” I blurted out. “How do you have such perfect skin?!” Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Bobbi Brown Rich Lipstick

BTD: Colorstay Lipstick
Winona loves Revlon's Colorstay Lipstick. Read More »
BTD: CoverGirl Gloss Balm
Jessica is a big fan of CoverGirl's Gloss Balm. Read More »
BTD: Lip Butter
These Revlon lip butters look fab on Winona's sweet lips. Read More »

I’ve never been big on lipstick. I have thin lips and I also drink coffee constantly, so it seemed like any foray into lipstick would be a waste. But as I get older (and wean myself off caffeine), I’ve taken the plunge into what feels like more grown-up makeup than my usual lip balm, or if I’m feeling fancy, lip gloss. Recently I splurged on Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Color in Cosmic Raspberry at Bloomingdales (AKA that flaming pit in which I throw my money). Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar

BTD: Celine's Perfumes
Winona was beside herself when she received all of Celine's perfumes. Read More »
BTD: BB Cream
Jane Iredale's BB cream made believers out of us. Read More »
BTD: JK Primer
What does Jessica think of this Jemma Kidd primer? Read More »

Ever since I got in on the bold lipstick game, I’ve been on the hunt for the most pigmented, longest-lasting color around. It’s fairly safe to say that I’ve tried at least half of the formulas on the market (or at least that you can buy at Sephora, where I am basically the resident squatter), and while I’ve found some that I really love, it’s usually for their moisturizing qualities, ease of use, and, um, attractiveness of the package in my hand, never the bright, true color and lasting power that I initially set out for. Lip Tar, a 100% vegan and cruelty-free product by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, is unlike anything I’ve ever tried, and it seriously delivers. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter

BTD: Celine's Perfumes
Winona was beside herself when she received all of Celine's perfumes. Read More »
BTD: Avon Glimmersticks
Are these diamond eyeliners all that? Read More »
BTD: Revlon Lip Butters
Revlon's new lip balms are smooth as butter! Read More »
BTD: BB Cream
Jane Iredale's BB cream made believers out of us. Read More »

Once upon a time, I found myself in Las Vegas with no concealer in my makeup bag. I can say with absolutely certainty that Las Vegas is the worst place in the world to go without concealer, what with the lack of sleep, polluted air, fluorescent lighting, and the small but real chance of meeting Celine Dion and taking a photo with her that you’ll obviously need to have printed on a 5×7 foot canvas to hang over your mantle for all eternity. I couldn’t risk looking less than my best for that momentous occasion, so I popped into Nordstrom, headed to the MAC counter and asked for a recommendation. The MAC ladies plopped me down in a chair, blended a bit of Prep + Prime Highlighter in “Radiant Rose” under my eyes, and handed me a mirror. “Damn,” I said, “I think I’m ready for my photo with Celine.”

I may not have met Celine on that trip (I’ve got a good feeling about next year), but I did find a new staple for my makeup bag. Read on for details! Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Celine Dion’s Perfume Collection

I'm A Celine Dion Superfan
And I don't care who knows! Read More »
BTD: Orgasm Blush
Winona looks lovely in Nars Super Orgasm Blush. Read More »

Last Tuesday at around 11AM I heard a knock on the door. I wasn’t expecting a package and the last time I opened the door for a random visitor it was two religious guys wearing shiny white pants who told me they had definitive proof that God was a fish, so I ignored it and kept writing. A bit later when I popped outside to take a walk, I noticed a package crammed under my doormat. I didn’t recognize the return address, but when I ripped it open, I was greeted with the most beautiful sight I’d ever seen: a box containing Celine Dion’s entire perfume collection. This was a dream come true for a Celine superfan like me, and as I clutched the heavenly gift to my bosom, I thanked God Fish for my good fortune (I later found out it was actually Julie “God Fish” Gerstein who’d facilitated this particular miracle).

Now that I’ve spent the past week huddled in my office, enveloped in a thick cloud of Celine Dion fragrances, I think I’m finally ready to write a proper review (I also might have permanent lung damage, but hey, worth it). Near, far, wherever you are, click on the gallery above to get the scoop on Celine’s Sensational, Pure Brilliance, Parfums, and Signature scents…

Beauty Test Drive: Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

BTD: JK Primer
What does Jessica think of this Jemma Kidd primer? Read More »
BTD: Body Shop BB
Jessica tried The Body Shop's take on the BB cream. Read More »

Not long ago, BB cream was the biggest buzz in beauty. But lately, it’s all but disappeared from the lips of magazine editors and bloggers. Brands that are just now getting on their BB game are, well, kind of late to the party. The Asian favorite formula ended up being a bit of a disappointment in the U.S. market — though there are several successful versions being offered (Smashbox, Boscia, and Bobbi Brown come to mind), big drugstore companies like Maybelline and L’Oreal dropped the ball on BB by abandoning sunscreen as its main attraction.

When I heard that “The Skincare Makeup” brand Jane Iredale was at long last offering their own addition to the list of American BB creams with Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, I knew I would have to forgo my New Makeup Ban (psh, yeah right) to give it a try. With a smooth, creamy texture, SPF 25, and the kind of hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic natural ingredients that make you think it might be safe to eat, I was not disappointed — in fact, it restored my faith in the BB cream genre, and I’ll tell you why. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: JK Jemma Kidd Primer

BTD: Orgasm Blush
Winona looks lovely in Nars Super Orgasm Blush. Read More »
BTD: Boi-Ing Concealer
Jessica thinks Benefit's Boi-in concealer is great for coverups. Read More »
BTD: Lip Butter
These Revlon lip butters look fab on Winona's sweet lips. Read More »

I’ve always thought primer was a slightly dodgy beauty product. Do I really need to put more gunk on my face, on top of my moisturizer and serum but under my makeup? Apparently so.

I’ll admit primer does keep foundation and concealer on my face longer, which is ideal for days that my skin is speckled with pre-period pimples. I usually wore a primer from Smashbox, but only on rare those premenstrual occasions. However, when Target sent me their JK Jemma Kidd Instant Life Skin Perfecting primer to try, I gave it a shot.   Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Shop BB Cream

BTD: FIT ME Foundation
Maybelline FIT ME foundation
Jessica loves Maybelline's new FIT ME foundation. Read More »
BTD: Philosophy
Rachel loves Philosophy's colorless primer. Read More »
BTD: Boi-Ing Concealer
Jessica thinks Benefit's Boi-in concealer is great for coverups. Read More »
BTD: Orgasm Blush
Winona looks lovely in Nars Super Orgasm Blush. Read More »

BB cream is one of those makeup products that just appeared on the American market in the past year, causing every woman here to scratch her chin and say, “Hmmm, do we really need this?!” BB cream is basically a combination foundation/moisturizer/primer and sometimes it’s got sunscreen in it, too.  Some people swear by their BB cream. I know a few ladies who go nuts for Garnier BB cream, for instance. So when The Body Shop sent the The Frisky a few shades of their new All-In-One BB Cream to test drive, I just had to pick it up. While I’m not a full-on BB cream convert, I have to admit it’s a lot less of a hassle than using a foundation and makeup brush! Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

BTD: Maybelline Stiletto
Find out how Rachel is rocking a matte black cat eye. Read More »
BTD: Fairy Dust
Pixi's Fairy Dust highlighter is as pretty as can be. Read More »
BTD: Super Orgasm Blush
Winona has a super orgasm--and loves it. Read More »

I think I’ve mentioned my love for Revlon Lip Butters a few times now, most recently in the context of my summer makeup routine, but I thought it was time to make things official and ask Lip Butter to marry me write up a full Beauty Test Drive. This awesome lip balm/lipstick hybrid is the bestselling lip color of the year, and I’ve contributed to its success by buying three shades (so far) and recommending it to many of my friends, especially the ones who are hesitant about lipstick. Want to know why? Get the scoop, after the jump… Keep reading »

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